Documents show Britain is spying on Facebook and YouTube. Twitter makes Android photo improvements. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter releases Card analytics for publishers and brands. Snapchat users have to play a game to set up a new account. These stories, and more, in the Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Twitter Bids its First Pope Farewell as Benedict XVI Resigns (The Daily Dot)
After the Vatican’s surprise announcement this morning that Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning at the end of the month, Twitter is reacting predictably: with terrible puns. It’s a fitting farewell to the first pope to join the microblogging site.
Every year, the Grammy Awards show gathers all the usual suspects for a replay of the year’s favorite hits. Fortunately, outspoken celebrities in crazy outfits still manage to surprise us every time — sometimes with their songs, sometimes with their acceptance speeches. These two infographics show how the artists fared on social media sites before and after the show in 2013.
Grammys 2013: From Justin Timberlake to Frank Ocean, Music’s Biggest Night Lives Up to its Name (The Huffington Post)
Pop music’s elite convened at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday for the 55th annual Grammy Awards. To judge by the Grammys, 2013 was a year with no overwhelmingly dominant musical force.
GetGlue is going to the Grammys, as the entertainment-based social network teamed up with CBS to create three stickers that can be earned by viewers checking in to the network’s telecast of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Similar to last year’s Grammy Awards, music fans worldwide will have the opportunity to experience and participate in the color and excitement leading up to GRAMMY Sunday through GRAMMY Live – a real-time, innovative three-day online broadcast of the VIP events leading up to the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, February 13, 2011.
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air on February 13th at 8PM ET/PT on CBS, with or without Kanye West. As part of the “Music is Life is Music” ad campaign, The Recording Academy has partnered with on-demand social music service Rdio on MusicMapper, a location-based application for iPhone and Android.
Users can pick a location, tag a song and write a note to create an audio autobiography that’s pinpointed on a searchable map. Rdio supplies the album art and 30-second song excerpts, as well as powering the music search functionality.
“The Recording Academy is proud to provide music fans with content from Rdio’s vast catalogue through our MusicMapper application and Music Is Life Is Music microsite,” said Evan Greene, CMO, The Recording Academy in a statement. “Rdio proved to be a great partner in this year’s GRAMMY campaign given their like-minded emphasis on the social and mobile music experience, and we’re grateful for their partnership and collaboration.”
Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio added, “it’s extremely validating to have a prestigious organization like The Recording Academy ask Rdio to partner with them on powering the content in their social music discovery application. We have always believed that music is about sharing experiences and we’re glad that industry leaders recognize Rdio as a leader in social music discovery.”